Slammin’ salmon fillets

By Katy Nielsen

Cooking a salmon fillet is perfect for a first date or great when served cold for lunch at work the next day. When seasoned well, salmon is a delicious, flavorful fish. It is hearty and filled with protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Overall, salmon is a healthy and easy choice for any meal.

The key to making a succulent salmon fillet is not to overcook the fish and use the right kind of sauce. Choosing a fillet is almost as important as how you cook it, so it should be fresh and never frozen.

First, you will need a flat oven-safe pan with a rim to keep the oil and juices in the dish while the fish is broiling. You will need olive oil in a spray can, garlic salt, onion salt and pepper.

Preheat the oven to a low broil or 350 degrees F. Next, you will need to clean the salmon by running cool water across the fillet, and then debone it, which can be done by running the tips of your fingers across the fish, lightly pressing on it and removing bones where you feel them. Even a well-chosen salmon fillet can often still have bones in it. Remove any scales if necessary. Pat the salmon dry when you are done cleaning it.

Now you will need to prepare a pan by spraying an olive oil spray across the surface. Arrange the salmon fillets skin-side down on the pan. Sprinkle the fish with spices and herbs. This includes garlic salt, onion salt, pepper (lightly) and dillweed across the entire fillet. Season the salmon on one side; there is no need to flip it.

Place the salmon in the oven, and allow it to broil for approximately 15 minutes or until the top is lightly browned. You do not want to overbake the salmon. The inside of the fish should be pink when you serve it.

Use a spatula to transfer the salmon from the pan to plates. Next, you can choose to dress the salmon with a sesame ginger dressing.  Olde Cape Cod All Natural Toasted Sesame Soy and Ginger vinaigrette is a great choice because it’s light and adds a sweet and delicious flavor to the fish’s saltiness.

If you want to mix it up, try stirring up your own topping. In a small container, combine a tablespoon of mayonnaise and a tablespoon of creamy horseradish sauce and add an ample amount of dill seasoning. You can choose to dip the salmon fillets in the dill sauce and drizzle the sesame vinaigrette across the fillets.


2    salmon fillets

1    can of olive oil in a spray can

1    tablespoon garlic salt

1    tablespoon onion salt

1    pinch of pepper

1    tablespoon of dill weed

1    tablespoon of mayonnaise

1    tablespoon of horseradish sauce

1/4    cup of Olde Cape Cod All Natural Toasted Soy and Ginger vinaigrette


1.    Preheat the oven at a low broil or 350 degrees F

2.    Clean the salmon

3.    Sprinkle with spices: garlic salt, onion salt, pepper (lightly), dill weed

4.    Spray the pan with olive oil

5.    Place salmon on the pan

6.    Put in oven and broil for 15 minutes or until top is lightly browned

7.    Dress the salmon with a sesame ginger dressing or make your own mixture with mayonnaise and horseradish sauce